Abrasion testing is done by rubbing a fabric to determine how long the fabric will last before showing wear. The higher the rub count, the longer it will last. There are two standard methods of testing: Wyzenbeek and Martindale. Look for the terms Double Rubs or DR. Typically when a fabric is an upholstery fabric it will always have a double rub rating, however some drapery fabrics will also show a double rub test rating which are typically in the range of 10,000 or less.
Heavy Duty Fabrics
High Performance Fabrics
High Wear Commercial Upholstery Fabrics
Light Duty Fabrics
The Wyzenbeek double rub test is a back and forth rub while the Martindale test rubs in a figure eight pattern. The higher the double rub test rating the longer the fabric will last.
Medium Duty Fabrics